Today more and more students and academics are studying the causes and impact of corruption. But have you ever wondered where you can find out about the latest and best in corruption research from all disciplines and regions of the world? Have you written something you think your peers would be interested to read?
Launched last week, the interactive Anti-Corruption Research Network (ACRN) web platform showcases the latest and most interesting corruption research from a wide range of sources, selected and annotated by a global team of contributing editors. It also publishes corruption research related events, jobs, calls for papers and funding opportunities, curriculum development and more.
The aim of this platform to complement other websites that gather existing information, such as the UNDP Governance Assessment Portal, the U4 Anti-Corruption Centre, providing a wealth of knowledge around all issues of anti-corruption, and the World Bank’s many resources pages. Rather than act as a repository of corruption research, ACRN rather aims to bring the latest and most interesting findings and publications quickly to a large global audience.
But the ACRN platform is not only a place to find out about corruption research. We would like to get you involved; it is meant to be driven by you, the global anti-corruption community of researchers and research users.
That’s why it is designed to ensure that members can contribute as much as possible about all things anti-corruption. You can use the web platform to post events, jobs, funding opportunities or announce new datasets. You can discuss the latest research findings in the forum and comment on the posted papers. And of course, you can subscribe to specific information streams.
You can find the web platform at: www.corruptionresearchnetwork.org. Registration is free and open to the entire anti-corruption community.
It would be great to see you join the ACRN!